Monday, March 19, 2018

My Music Monday

Again, no theme this month, but I have an idea for April. But more on that in a minute.

This week's selection is a duet from the movie One from the Heart, which was an ambitious, but entirely successful movie from Francis Ford Coppola. Visually, it's stunning.

I'm not sure whose idea it was to the soundtrack of Tom Waits songs or whose idea it was to pair him up with Crystal Gayle. On paper, it just seems insane. On tape, it actually works......and it works well.

The entire soundtrack is not them together. Sometimes they are, some times they do separate vocals, but it still works. I've opted for on of their duets with "Picking Up After You". Since it is a Waits song, it's got that blues  / jazz feel.  Gayle's vocals do not come off as country either.

I think you all might enjoy the teaming up of Gayle and Waits.

As for April (and maybe May?), I had a thought - and I swear I'm not just skating or passing the buck. I get to give my readers the chance to tell me one of their favourite songs and a blurb about it the song or artist and why you liked it. I can search out the tune and put it up here.

Just sent a brief email (not via the blog notes) to and I will do my best to convert that email into a blog post.  Obvi, folks who have blogs can get theirs linked during the post. Those who don't have a blog, no worries.....not having a blog doesn't exclude you at all.

....and yes, you'll probably have to endure an aria of some sorts should Dr. Spo choose to participate in this, but that's ok. It's not like he was ever going to pick the Sugarhill Gang, and we (yes, including me), can / should open ourselves open to other kinds of music.

Let's do this!


Deedles said...

You brave, brave man! You might be opening a cacophonous kettle of fish. My selection alone(if I chose to include one) would probably bore you to tears.

Anonymous said...

You may be surprised to know this is one of my favourite films. I also have the soundtrack. I listen to it often. You can’t unring a bell junior!
This bombed at the box office when it was released but the dance scene on the Vegas strip is terrific.
If you haven’t seen The Escape Artist - made by Zeotroppe around the same time, do get a copy.